Consumption

  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha takes on government for its measures to cut oil consumption 08-09-2013 02:44 PM

    In this episode of The Week That Wasn't, Cyrus Broacha takes on government's measures to cut oil consumption, self-styled godman Asaram, Sachin Tendulkar's 200th test and much more. ...
  • India eyes diesel price rise, fuel consumption curbs 07-09-2013 09:27 AM

    India may announce more measures to curb fuel consumption later this month and raise diesel prices by close to 10 percent soon in a bid to cut the biggest item in its import bill and support the rupee, government officials said. The world's fourth-biggest energy user is considering a Rs...
  • Petrol consumption can be curtailed by strong public transport system: CPM 03-09-2013 12:09 AM

    A day after Oil Ministry proposed time restrictions on petrol pumps, CPM leader Brinda Karat has said that the Petrol consumption can be curtailed by strong public transport system. ...
  • Moily takes a U-turn on petrol pump timings proposal amidst criticism 02-09-2013 10:00 PM

    New Delhi: A day after the oil ministry proposal's to restrict petrol pumps timings generated huge criticism from Opposition and public, Oil Minister Veerappa Moily had taken a U-turn within the 24 hours. The government is in panic mode to cut costs amidst mounting oil imports bills and complaints of...
  • CPI criticises Oil Ministry proposal to restrict petrol pump timings, says govt clueless 02-09-2013 07:05 PM

    CPI leader D Raja has criticised Oil Ministry proposal to restrict petrol pump timings. He said that the government is clueless and confused. ...
  • Restriction on fuel pumps will lead to adulteration, says petrol sector analyst 02-09-2013 05:38 PM

    Petrol sector analyst Narendra Taneja has said that restriction on fuel pumps will lead to adulteration. He said, "There will be chaos in the society, you are creating panic in the market and you'll generate a black market overnight that will lead to adulteration. I don't think it'll be able...
  • SP condemns Oil Ministry proposal to restrict petrol pump timings 02-09-2013 05:02 PM

    Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Agarwal has condemned the Oil Ministry proposals to restrict petrol pump timings. He said, "If the people need petrol, they will end up buying it during the day time. But this is not a solution and the government should talk to everyone and come up with...
  • 8 am to 8 pm petrol pumps: Moily says the idea came from public 02-09-2013 11:18 AM

    New Delhi: Petroleum Minister Veerappa Moily is now on the backfoot after his suggestion of having petrol pumps open for 12 hours in a day. He has now said that the idea to keep petrol pumps open from 8 am to 8 pm was not the government's idea but had...
  • Young women who drink alcohol at greater risk of breast cancer 29-08-2013 05:15 PM

    Washington: The more alcohol a young woman drinks before motherhood, the greater her risk of future breast cancer, a new study has warned. If a female averages a drink per day between her first period and her first full-term pregnancy, she increases her risk of breast cancer by 13 per...
  • How to rescue the government-business equation 21-08-2013 11:15 AM

    Profile: Keki Mistry is vice chairman and CEO of HDFC; he's been associated with it since 1981. Instrumental in setting up HDFC group companies, including HDFC Bank. A chartered accountant, he has consulted for Mauritius Housing Company, Asian Development Bank and Commonwealth Development Corporation in Thailand, Mauritius and the Caribbean...
  • Power tariff hiked in Delhi by 5 per cent 26-07-2013 07:39 PM

    New Delhi: Delhiites will have to pay more for their electricity consumption as the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) on Friday increased the power tariff by five per cent. The national capital is headed for assembly polls by this year-end. Both the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the Bharatiya Janata...
  • Delhi: BRPL, BYPL, disconnects power in flooded areas 19-06-2013 09:00 PM

    New Delhi: With Yamuna crossing the danger mark in Delhi and threat of low-lying areas being flooded looming large, Reliance-owned discoms BRPL and BYPL have suspended electricity supply to the areas falling along the river bed. "Advised by Delhi government, BRPL has suspended power to the residents in low-lying areas...
  • Juhu rave party case: Cricketer Parnell questioned 10-04-2013 11:17 PM

    Mumbai: South African cricketer Wayne Parnell, out on bail in connection with a 'rave party' case, was on Wednesday questioned for over three hours in a police station in suburban Juhu. Keeping with a Special NDPS Court's order, he arrived at the police station at about 12:30 pm and his...
  • A way to cut smartphones' power consumption! 28-11-2011 04:35 PM

    London: Scientists claim to have designed a network proxy which can cut the power consumption of 3G smartphones up to 74 per cent. A team at Aalto University in Finland says its device enhances performance and significantly reduces power usage by serving as a middleman for mobile devices to connect...
  • I don't endorse drinking: Imran Khan 17-06-2011 09:16 PM

    Actor Imran Khan is doing more than just acting, he filed a PIL against the Maharashtra government's decision to raise the age limit for alcohol consumption from 21 to 25. ...
  • Mumbai oil slick: Now consuming fish safe 10-08-2010 02:05 PM

    Mumbai's fisher folk claim that the oil slick did not affect the fish and hence consuming them would be absolutely safe. ...
  • Govt's booze control: A step in the right spirit? 01-05-2008 07:28 AM

    Dunedin: Chris Martin dismissed three of the world's best players within four deliveries on Wednesday to reassert his power over South African batsmen and to spark New Zealand's sharp resurgence on the rain-affected first day of the first Test. South Africa were 191 for seven at stumps on a day...